Falling Cow Productions Presents
Hosted by Shambles (also known as Arthur Jaz)
Theme song (from episode #38 onward): Trailed In The Dust (GhostHandPunch, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0)
Anybody’s Guess #37: 37? (11-2-11) (40:46)
Sitting on a big rock at the park, chilling out these days, truce with a co-worker, decided not to do NaNoWriMo, Kevin Smith, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, Zack and Miri, haven’t seen Copout or Red State yet, Smith’s decision to stop making films, better head back home.
Anybody’s Guess #38: Broken Umbrella (11-5-11) (1:08:27)
The umbrella fiasco, new theme song, Lucha Libre netlabel, my pseudonyms, Falling Cow Productions, experimental music, The Friday Maze as predecessor to Anybody’s Guess, sound collages, noise art, National Beard Month, attempt at new album, The Advocates of Valued Wits (Wendal, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike), Jackie playing school, red marker on white wall, silent movies, laptop, Buster Keaton, The Cameraman, silent movie stars adapting to sound medium, Modern Times, fascination with silent cinema as an art form, Fraggle Rock, When We Were Young (Helen Austin, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0), Gobo Fraggle is left-handed, pizza rolls, cabinets, maybe I’m crazy, Thursday nights, Under the Dome, large cast of characters, bad guys, plot, comparison to other Stephen King works, Joyce Carol Oates, My Sister My Love loosely based on JonBenet Ramsey, more.
Anybody’s Guess #39: How I Picked Up My How I Met Your Mother DVD Hold Order From the Library (11-7-11) (32:30)
TGIF, releasing episodes, How I Met Your Mother, watching a bunch of episodes in a row, the characters on HIMYM, library parking lot etiquette, no Internet at home, checking out DVDs, woman not letting her kid get a bookmark, mean parents, invincible pedestrians, Falling Cow Commentaries #1, spit, commentary on two Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, longform monologue format, longform field recordings, audio compilation shows, ideas for future episodes of this show.
Anybody’s Guess #40: Elektrik Karnival and Other Home Recordings (11-11-11) (1:27:54)
The micro-cassette recorder (JeffW-Htos1, Public Domain, 1982), Start the Show (Nerd's Curve, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States, 2001), Elektrik Karnival (Xenophobe, Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, Mid 1990s), Initial Tape Deck Test (Don Campau, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States, 1981), Saturday Nite - Me and my Better Half 1945 (artist unknown, Attribution 3.0, 1945), Ooh La La (A Tiny Window, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0, 2009), dreams perhaps too beautiful (Viscera, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0, 1984), Shawn Michael the 7 Year Old Radio DJ (Shawn Michael, Public Domain, 1980), Sky Falls (Dreams of Reason, Attribution 3.0 United States, 1987), Walk Like An Egyptian (Otis Reem, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0, 1993), Train Story (Kymberly Drake, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada, date unknown), Spiro Agnew Dance (Don Campau, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States, 1981), Amazing Grace (Ben Ellenburg's relatives, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, 1987), The Engineer (Aaron and Ben DeVries, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada, date unknown), Birthday 1977 (Frank Edward Nora, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0, 1977), Good Enough For Now (A Tiny Window, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0, 2009), I Like Cheese (The Cheese Band, Public Domain, date unknown), To Jake - Letter No1_Aug_18_1945 (artist unknown, Attribution 3.0, 1945), You're Sixteen (Charles Rice Goff III, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0, 1973), Grey (Russ Stedman, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States, 1987), Dandruff (The Cat Band, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States, ca. 1995), Shorelines Always Mirror (Leemonster, Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0, 2011), The Stainless Steel Rat (Joseph Zitt, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States, ca 1986-1989), We're at the End of the Tape (Kymberly Drake, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada, date unknown).
Anybody’s Guess #41: Wake Up, Shambles! (11-15-11) (2:20:14)
My “get out of bed early” experiment, the possum in the garage, did not hit snooze, Annie rearranged our bedroom, grrrrrr!, it’s raining and I’m a dumbass, Saturday Night Live, Nasim Pedrad, Whitney Cummings, I say Two and a Half Men when I really mean How I Met Your Mother and don’t realize it because as I said I’m a dumbass, getting sleepy during meetings at work, planned to release this episode on November 12 (which didn’t happen), can’t stop listening to Trailed In The Dust by GhostHandPunch, this time I catch myself incorrectly saying Two and a Half Men, Barney Stinson’s sensitive side, My Sister My Love, mid-‘90s field recordings on cassette tapes, fall festival recording will be released eventually, depressing news stories, Frosty, Heidi and Frank, long lunch with my friend Tony, getting drunk after Tony’s wedding, more relaxed these days, Happy Meal, the trip for you will be instantaneous, loud children in McDonald’s Play Place, can’t remember any dreams this week, Thomas Park aka Mystified, self-help cassette to help you get to sleep, Simon and Garfunkel, meeting scheduled for 10:30 to 12:00, loyalty to the Monical’s, white crud falling off the roof, brainstorming on Anybody’s Guess #40, not in proper mindset for meditation class, Lum and Abner, public domain, downloaded a bunch of material, can’t remember what I talked about early in this episode, creative highs, Barnes and Noble, medium raspberry steamer, opposing viewpoint, a very pleasant discussion with a B&N employee about the Nook, uploading Anybody’s Guess #40, a pretty pretty pretty bad Larry David impression.
Anybody’s Guess #42: You Should Have Seen What We Got Pete Gibbons! (11-17-11) (34:36)
Need gas and a checkbook register, warmer outside than I expected, Who Moved My Blackberry?, Lucy Kellaway and “Martin Lukes”, Pandora, big floppy coat, humorous depictions of corporate life, Office Space, dream of telling your boss to stick it, Gary Cole, The Office (U.K.) as compared to The Office (U.S.), the Michael Scott Paper Company, Tim and Dawn, not missing Steve Carell that much, Toby is Charlie Brown, Dwight’s name misspelled in the Threat Level Midnight script, secretary, Personal Days and Then We Came to the End, Dilbert, only get a half hour for lunch, wondering where I will be in two years.
Anybody’s Guess #43: Rhombus (11-18-11) (47:46)
Black Friday, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, 20th century pop culture history, Harry Turtledove, almost ran a stop sign, The Shining (book, film, and miniseries), Dr. Sleep, The Dark Tower series on audiobook, present-day kindergarten math, five-year-olds using computers, my first Internet chat room experience back in 1994, Forrest Gump and Jeffrey Dahmer, before the Internet, movies currently playing in the theater, Adam Sandler movies, Jack and Jill looks very one-note, SNL cast members in Grown-Ups, the death of Chris Farley, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana in About a Boy by Nick Hornby.
Anybody’s Guess #44: Community, Contacts, and Coben (11-20-11) (27:54)
On my way to the eye doctor, NBC put Community on hiatus, Whitney is getting horrible reviews, Abed and the alternate timelines, considering getting contact lenses, preparing episodes ahead of time before Thanksgiving, AudioTrack 07 (Peace & Anarchy, Attribution-Share Alike 3.0), the epic saga of putting in contact lenses for the first time, so weird, Caught, Jerry Sandusky, looking for a parking space, building a snowman on Thanksgiving when I was a kid, flurries a few days ago, Toys for Elliot, Shaky Eyes (Arthur Collins, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0).
Anybody’s Guess #45: The Fall Festival Experience (11-21-11) (3:02:15)
The Atlanta, Illinois fall festival (recorded September 10, 2011): did you take allergy stuff, you get your body back, Mom got Dad to take the Ferris wheel, Grandpa Frank’s here, she rode the train five times, Tim, gotta watch for a green jeep, Jimmy Hoffa, she’s allowed to have as many imaginary boyfriends as she wants, please save me Dada, I did not marry a robot, yay Erik, girl scouts, every parade has Shriners, Fozzie Bear drove a Studebaker, look how much candy I got, really Tim? really?, I’m fine with spinny ones but not rollercoasters, say hi to Lisa, tons of cousins, genealogy, the Christian Church has a whack-a-demon booth set up, walking tacos are good, turned around and my people were gone, she had a little admirer at the park, what did the hurricane say to the island?, Paul Bunyan statue, Rock of Love, they’re all lining up to achieve total enlightenment, skinny Hailey, in what universe is it not raining, depends on how many beers they’ve had, all-purpose building, he wants to get the whole experience, karaoke, hope you like Patsy Cline, five singers left, you other brothers can’t deny, Bill’s gonna take my money too ain’t he, I clocked you at 74, The Princess Bride, vampires, colonoscopy, there’s a polar bear on your drink, slice of life there, it looks like that elephant’s coming right at ya.
Anybody’s Guess #46: Thanksvintage (11-22-11) (1:59:13)
Ostrich for Thanksgiving Dinner (The Jack Benny Program, 11-19-1939), Turkey Trial Dream (The Jack Benny Program, 11-30-1947), Visiting Uncle Dennis (Fibber McGee and Molly, 11-19-1940), Doc's Pheasants for Dinner (Fibber McGee and Molly, 11-23-1948).
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